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Re: [OT] USB device allocation

On Thursday 28 October 2004 09:07, debian-laptop@lists.debian.org wrote:
> I know it's off topic, but this is one of the few mailing lists I am
> subscribed to that has useful information and intelligent respondents
> (most of the time) :)
> Is there a way of forcing a usb device (in this case a usb flash drive)
> to always connect as /dev/sdb?

It's called udev.   iirc, you could even make it /dev/flashdrive
> I have a camera that I also connect to my laptop, which I would prefer
> to always be connected as dev/sda mainly for ease of use by family members.

and /dev/camera

> i.e. if I have my usb drive connected first, and then my partner wishes
> to connect the camera she will get very confused by the fact that when
> she clicks on the camera icon on the desktop, it will open the USB
> drive, unless I have removed the drive, in which case error messages
> will pop up and she'll have kittens (a bit computer-phobic my partner).

I've seen the same symptoms :-)  Who'd have thought the female of H. Sapiens 
could even _have_ kittens?

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